School’s Out CBUS

Nurturing Creativity Over Spring Break

Columbus Museum of Art is partnering with Mayor Andrew Ginther and Columbus Recreation and Parks Department to be a safe place where creativity is nurtured this spring break.

For a complete list of activities and community partners, visit www.columbus.gov/schoolsout.

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Teen Sopen Studio

What to Do at Columbus Museum of Art Over Spring Break

Tuesday – Saturday
Visit our JPMorgan Chase Center for Creativity and the new textile-based Wonder Room to play fashion designer, create rug designs, or make Alexander Calder inspired collages out of felt. Check out the Force of Fandom exhibition, which celebrates the ways the world’s most famous galaxy-spanning odyssey inspires creativity, and the MOTION exhibition, which includes works of art from the Museum’s collection that depict motion. All activities in the JPMorgan Chase Center for Creativity are included with admission.

Tuesday & Saturday
Families with children 18 months to 5 years can talk, play, and think creativity at Young Child Studios on March 20 & 31, & April 3, & 17, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Young Child Studios, offer unique environments and opportunities for families to experiment. In March explore creatures of all kinds inspired by the works of Columbus artist William Hawkins. And in April, explore the idea of spring. This program is drop-in; no reservations requested. Cost of the program is $8 per child plus adult admission for nonmembers and $8 per child for members.

Thursday
On Thursdays from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM Columbus teens are welcome to join us for our Teen Open Studio, a free, drop-in program in a space designated just for them where they can experiment with technology and art supplies, or just hang out with friends. Parents and siblings can enjoy the Museum’s permanent collection and JPMorgan Chase Center for Creativity while their teen is at Teen Open Studio free of charge. 

Every Thursday night at 6:00 PM is Yoga@CMA. Join CMA and Replenish for Thursday night yoga & meditation in the galleries. From 6:00 – 7:00 PM, enjoy yoga for everyday life followed by with meditation from 7:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Gallery location rotates weekly. Thursday night admission to CMA is pay what you want and cost of yoga is donation based and supports efforts by Replenish to ensure that all people have a space to do yoga. All are welcome, no registration requested. 

Friday
On Fridays from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM Columbus teens are welcome to join us for our Teen Open Studio, a free, drop-in program in a space designated just for them where they can experiment with technology and art supplies, or just hang out with friends. Parents and siblings can enjoy the Museum’s permanent collection and JPMorgan Chase Center for Creativity while their teen is at Teen Open Studio free of charge. 

Saturday
From 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM, visitors of all ages are welcome to drop into CMA’s Open Studio to explore ideas, solve creative challenges, and collaborate with friends or family. This program is free with admission, no registration requested. In March explore the work of Carrie Mae Weems in the Family Pictures exhibition, then make art that tells your family’s story. In April, create unique toys and artifacts from your favorite movies like those found in the Force of Fandom.

Sunday
Families can visit CMA free of charge. Check out our JPMorgan Chase Center for Creativity and the new textile-based Wonder Room to play fashion designer, create rug designs, or make Alexander Calder inspired collages out of felt. Check out the Force of Fandom exhibition, which celebrates the ways the world’s most famous galaxy-spanning odyssey inspires creativity. In the CMA galleries, families can solve puzzles, play games, and join conversation boards. You can also stop by our admissions desk and pick up a scavenger hunt and other self-guided tours.

Visiting CMA
The Museum Store are open Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, and Thursday from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM.

Museum admission is $14 for adults; $8 for seniors and students 6 and older; and free for members, children 5 and younger. Special exhibition fees may also apply. General admission is free for all on Sundays. 

Columbus Museum of Art is located in the Discovery District, just four blocks east of the State Capitol, at 480 East Broad Street.  

Public transportation is available via COTA; the #10 line bus stops in front of the Museum. 

There is also a CoGo Bike Share station in front of the Museum on Broad Street.
CMA charges a flat rate of $5 for parking in the Museum’s East Gay lot. CMA members park for free.

Columbus Museum of Art is undergoing a beautification initiative called Creative Campus. The project encompasses our whole neighborhood, which includes Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD), State Auto, Columbus State Community College and more. As a City of Columbus public service project, Creative Campus will provide necessary upgrades to the streets, sidewalks, and aesthetic elements in our neighborhood. For more on Creative Campus, including a map for parking, visit the Creative Campus page. 

For additional information, please call 614.221.6801.